Archive for September, 2017

CentraArchy Restaurants approach $100,000 goal for breast cancer research and care

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Company-wide “Pink Kiss for the Cure” campaign expected to reach goal in seventh annual event.  

Atlanta, Ga. (September 26, 2017) For a seventh straight year, CentraArchy Restaurants continues its commitment to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its own “Pink Kiss for the Cure” campaign. Each year, all 19 CentraArchy restaurants offer a limited edition Pink Kiss martini with 50 percent of the sales going directly to a breast cancer research and care organization. This year’s campaign contributions will go to the Susan G. Komen organization—specifically to fund breast cancer research and mammogram costs for the underserved locally.

“When we began Pink Kiss for the Cure seven years ago, the $100,000 goal set for ourselves seemed far away,” said CentraArchy vice president and COO George Ogorek. “As we pass this milestone, we hope our guests will once again join our associates this month in finding ways to raise community awareness and funding to fight a disease that continues to affect so many of our loved ones.”

To participate, guests simply order the “Pink Kiss” at any CentraArchy Restaurant (New York Prime, California Dreaming, The Tavern at Phipps, Chophouse New Orleans, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Chophouse ’47, Gulfstream Café or Burro Loco). Proceeds this year will help Susan G. Komen in its work to fund research, education and preventative care. Complimentary pink golf tees will also be offered at New York Prime and Chophouse ‘47 during the campaign. Guests are encouraged to share their photo-worthy images on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PinkKiss.


California Dreaming restaurant to reopen September 22 with Irma repairs complete


Popular Charleston dining hot spot redirected perishable food supplies to local charities, guests invited back for free croissants all day Saturday  

CHARLESTON, S.C. (September 22, 2017) – After withstanding both a soaking from Tropical Storm Irma early last week and subsequent small fire, Charleston, S.C. casual dining favorite California Dreaming will reopen Saturday, September 23 at 11 a.m. The restaurant is offering its signature fresh croissants for free all day Saturday, as a small token of appreciation to patient guests.

“We consider ourselves very fortunate to have pulled through this storm as well as we did,” said California Dreaming operating partner Brent Register. “While our scenic lower Ashley River location is part of the attraction to our location, it also makes us vulnerable to rare weather events like Tropical Storm Irma. Our sincere thanks go out to Charleston County police and fire services for their assistance as well all so many regular guests who have sent us their light hearted encouragement through social media. Our thoughts remain with individuals and businesses who continue in their recovery efforts.”

Tropical Storm Irma flooded the space below the building but left the upstairs restaurant area mostly undamaged. A small fire believed to be related to flooding of electrical equipment further complicated the repairs which were completed this week.

Once it became apparent the restaurant would not be able to serve guests for several days, store management worked quickly to donate over $10,000 worth of perishable prepared foods and food supply to Tricounty Family Ministries, an organization dedicated to fulfilling basic needs to those most vulnerable with respect and care. Learn how you can help at

The restaurant’s 150 employees are eager to return to work and when not involved in cleanup efforts, enjoyed reading social media posts from regular guests. In fact, the free croissant giveaway was the staff’s idea of a small thank you to those who posted “#croissantstrong,” a play on the “#charlestonstrong” hashtag last week.

California Dreaming is located at 1 Ashley Pointe Dr., Charleston and will resume its regular lunch and dinner service from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Be A Hero & Grow A Septembeard


CentraArchy heroes grow Septembeards.

ATLANTA (September 1, 2017) – September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month and CentraArchy Restaurants will be raising awareness the entire month by growing a SeptemBEARD. Since 2012, they have raised over $16,000!

Fifty-two employees have joined the CentraArchy BeardArchy 2017 team, contributing a $100 donation and raising $5,700 for Septembeard. A cHAIRity dedicated to helping save lives through better research for Prostate Cancer.

For more information or to make a donation to Septembeard, visit